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american workers mt. private sector the exact same rights that federal government workers have. mr. harris: and that is that if you're going to choose to work extra, you get a choice whether to take overtime pay or to get time off to go to your child's school. you know, in my district we have patriot days. during the school day, elementary schools, where parents would love to have the time to go and spend the day with their child this bill will give the parent the choice. not the a federal law this will give the parent the choice to take that time off as comp time instead of getting overtime. it just gives everyone more choice. mr. speaker, i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, it gives me a sad opportunity to rise to acknowledge the loss of one of houston's distinguished citizens, not only hou
and nationalities, it is clearly established. his contribution to the tibetan cause is appreciated. host: harry in pennsylvania, republican caller. caller: good morning. please excuse my ignorance because i am not really sure of the history of your country. however, understanding that the maori are next your country, i would like to know why they did that. second, you are living in exile. where do you live now? is your country recognized by the united nations? guest: i think tibet was invaded and occupied partly because of the territory. 1/5 of china. huge territory. partly because of the minerals we have and the water resources we have. china essentially has monopolized it, which is important for civil and military technology. rare earths are used in everything from tablets to the phones. bigt: they have found a reserve of rare earth, a finer rare earth, in tibet. with all the minerals that tibetans have and the water sources tibetans have, there plenty of reasons why they want to occupy. one of the reasons is also, china is called the middle kingdom. the middle kingdom, the people in the mid
committee from meeting to vote on the nomination to be secretary of labor. harry reid spoke about the move today on the senate floor. now the minority's tactics -- republican tactics of obstruction and delay are well-known, but they're also well-worn. those methods were once again on display yesterday when republicans delayed for the second time in two weeks the senate help committee vote on the nomination of tom perez to lead the department of labor. the able and considerate chairman, tom harass quinn, had already postponed the vote for two weeks, at the request of republicans. it was terribly disappointing that after they were granted additional time as a matter of courtesy, an anonymous republican would employ an arcane procedural tactic to prevent the committee from even meeting. of course voting on that nomination. republicans had seven weeks, 49 days, to consider this nomination. he was nominated on march 21, and since his confirmation hearing in april, he's responded in writing to more than 200 questions. he is an extremely qualified candidate for this job. the president was smart t
by harry reid. so practically speaking, it's this, mechanic. -- mr. speaker. it's up to the american people they feel american people have to be well-informed. they will draw good judgments when they're well-informed. the american people need to speak up, i hope the american people don't need to rise up. to answer this and say, our ancestors came here, we came here, we followed the law, we got in line according to the law, we didn't ask for amnesty, we went forward and received our naturalization papers after we had met those qualifications. i've spoken at a good number of naturalization ceremony, it's a very rewarding experience to do so. the people who came here the right way, who followed the laws, are the ones who respect our laws today. the people that had disrespect for our laws, if they're rewarded for breaking them, how much respect will they have for any of our other laws? will they be like the president to pick and choose the law that he likes? i suggest, no, lady justice is blind. not only blind, doesn't matter what economic status or what cultural status you might be or how much
the senate majority leader harry reid brought it directly to the floor rather than sending it through the regular process this ashen. as i said, baucus opposes the bill. montana does not have a sales tax. senator wyden from oregon has also been strongly opposed. obviously from the moral liberal wing of the senate, but he framed this as businesses taking over government responsibility. oregon does not have a sales tax. he sought exemptions for those sorts of states and retailers. the problem with that, senator and see points out, that if certain they cannot forced to comply by all likelihood those states would become the center of online retailer progress -- retailing gossip -- retailing because everyone would move there. host: how much could be raised? guest: $23 billion has been going around. it would go to states, counties, localities, whoever that are not charging sales tax on internet purchases? guest: absolutely. i think it is fair to say most companies don't. the retailers and companies do, maybe not the majority but gradually an increasing number of online purchases have sales
. this is not a partisan issue. in 1985 ted kennedy, harry reid, joe biden all supported giving public sector employees the flexibility to choose comp time. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to support this bill. i cannot think of a better mother's day gift. this is something we can do right now to help families at a time when they need it most. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from north carolina yields back. the gentleman from connecticut is recognized. mr. courtney: thank you, mr. speaker. i now recognize the gentlewoman from new york, mrs. maloney, for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york is recognized for one minute. mrs. maloney: i thank the gentleman for his leadership in yielding. i rise in opposition to the republican party's working families flexibility act. it should be named the fake flexibility act. it's failure to advertise truthfully. if you were true, you would call it the more work and less pay act. and under this bill workers would lose the basic guarantees of fair pay for overtime work and time off from work und
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